Norman Conquest of 1066. The Waddingham family lived in Lincolnshire at Wadingham.
Early Origins of the Waddingham family
Lincolnshire where Gocelin Fitz Lambert was granted the lands of Wadingham by the Bishop of Bayeux.
Early History of the Waddingham family
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Waddingham Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Waddingham include Waddingham, Wadingham, Wadham and others.
Early Notables of the Waddingham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Waddingham family to the New World and Oceana
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Waddinghams to arrive on North American shores:
Waddingham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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